Sites sought for summer food program | Community Spirit
When school is out of session, children can receive free meals through the Summer Food Service Program. Facilitated by Pinellas County Health and Human Services, the food program runs from Tuesday, June 12, through Tuesday, Aug. 7.
Health and Human Services is currently seeking locations within the county to serve as meal service sites. Recreation and community centers, school sites and day camps throughout Pinellas County can apply for the upcoming food program. At approved sites in low-income areas, meals are provided free to children 18 years of age and younger, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex or disability.
Each site must be approved by the state and meet certain criteria. An agency serving as a site must have not-for-profit status, adequate storage and refrigeration for meals, and meet state and local public health standards.
Agencies and organizations that are interested in participating in the summer program must apply by Wednesday, Feb. 29.
For more information about the Summer Food Service Program, call Carol McKinney at (727) 464-8439, or visit www.pinellascounty.org/hhs.
The program is a federally funded initiative operated nationwide by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered statewide by the Florida Department of Education. In accordance with federal law and USDA policy, institutions are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.
Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any USDA activity should write: USDA, Director of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave. S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call (800) 795-3237 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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